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Day #5 – Sharing with Friends

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

“For they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us.  They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead-Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.” (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10)

Reflection

In these verses we see the how the Gospel affected the Thessalonians - there was ‘Turning,’ then a ‘Serving,’ and then a ‘Waiting’ on God to continue His incredible work among them  We share the gospel with others so that their lives would ring and echo out as they come to faith by turning from lifeless things to the living God, as they experience love through serving in the church, as they live a life of hope, with everything in their lives oriented toward waiting for Jesus in all they do. Like waves rippling in a pond, there is a beautiful outward-flowing effect when we share the gospel with others.  A life that was once focused on useless, lifeless things truly shines when focused on the God.

Responding to the Word

Let’s bring grateful hearts to the Lord.  Let’s pray on behalf of our friends we are reaching out to, asking God to help turn their hearts towards Him.  May they also experience His love by serving the church.  May our Father orient their lives more and more towards Him.

Day #4 – Shaping Our Lives

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Day 3 - Imitate Him

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Day 2 - As Many As Possible

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Day 1 - Turning Away from Worthless Things

Monday, July 22nd, 2013